Record runs by Taylor, Dowdy in seasons first meet
Published: Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 9:59 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 9:59 a.m.
The Petaluma and Casa Grande cross country teams both looked strong in first cross country meet.
Petaluma’s Hugh Dowdy set a course record for the boys and Casa Grande’s Jacque Taylor broke her own course record for the girls in the Rancho Cotate Invitational, the traditional season-starting event for Redwood Empire teams.
No team scores are kept.
Dowdy broke former teammate Sterling Lockert’s record for the boys over the 2.97-mile course, running 15:00. He finished 20 seconds ahead of Santa Rosa’s Ressey Byers, who was timed in 15:20.
Taylor broke her own meet record for the girls, winning in 17:03 and taking 11 seconds off her own previous record.
Petaluma’s boys showed they are ready to continue to rule the boys running, placing two runners in the top 10 out of 55 competitors and five in the top 20.
Forrest Shaffer was third in 15:28, Clark Bernard 11th in 16:07, freshman Kevin Poteracke 13th in 16:12, Prescott Nicoll 15th in 16:14 and freshman Ryan Douglas 17th in 16:19. Seth Yungert was 21st in 16:26.
Casa Grande’s Spencer Hall had a strong race, finishing seventh in 15:44. Austin Minnick was 22nd in 16:27.
Julie Nacouzi of Montgomery ran second to Taylor in the 65-runner varsity girls race, running 17:28.
Petaluma’s Isabel Andrade was third in 17:52, followed by Casa Grande’s Dominique Ratto, fourth in 18:32.
Casa Grande’s Eva Luu was 12th in 19:55, with Taylor Falk 13th in 20:01, freshman Camile Gasser 24th in 20:24, freshman Chloe Hall 26th in 20:31 and Kylie Buck 29th in 20:44.
For Petaluma, freshman Kirby Franklin was 17th in 20:15, freshman Maddie Crum 21st in 20:23 and freshman Hailey Lynch 25th in 10:28.
Petaluma’s Brandon Mondo was first out of 78 junior varsity boys runners, finishing in 17:17. Tyler Mather was fifth in 17:54 and Anthony Montoya seventh in 17:58.
Petaluma freshman Kailyn Paretti was second out of 53 junior varsity girls runners in 22:08. Sierra Haddock was fourth in 22:14, Tammi Cox seventh in 22:22 and Sarah Mather eighth in 22:31.
Casa Grande’s Camille Garay was 12th in 22:44, while Shaniqwa Hope was 26th in 24:22 and Amy Gin 27th in 24:22.
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